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Return of BIIGC a positive move

It is probably fair to say that the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC), since its creation under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, was never regarded with the slightest degree of affection by unionist politicians.

Courage of Capital Gazette staff

The list of targets for deranged gunmen across the USA brandishing legally held firearms has now been extended from schools, factories and even churches to a daily newspaper office.

Anger over racist abuse of west Belfast child

There can be no place in any section of our society for racist behaviour and there will be particular anger over the verbal abuse directed against an 18-month-old boy in west Belfast.

PSNI provide further evidence of Brexit shambles

By this stage of the Brexit process, with just nine months to go before the official date of withdrawal from the EU, there should be firm preparations under way in key areas such as policing and security.

Single transfer test still flawed

IT is a perverse feature of our education system that a primary school child can spot the manifest problems with the arrangements that adults have designed for their transfer to many of the north's grammar schools.

Excitement grows over Papal visit

It is clear from the huge response to the release of online tickets yesterday for the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis that hundreds of thousands of people will be flocking to the three main events on August 25 and 26.

Arsonists must be caught

Stephen Oreilly
AN ARSON attack in Derry in the early hours of yesterday caused the destruction of a car and the hospitalisation of a man who attempted to put out the blaze in the vehicle.

We must all take care on roads

Stephen Oreilly
A MOTORCYCLIST became the latest fatality on our roads yesterday after he was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the Coast Road near Larne yesterday.

Dr Watt's patients must be given adequate support

The recall of more than 2,000 patients under the care of Dr Michael Watt was unprecedented for the Northern Ireland health service but as the weeks pass, the serious issues of concern about his work have become more apparent.

Irish border defies Brexit planners

In the course of the increasingly chaotic Brexit negotiations, various claims have been put forward about the number of public roads which actually cross the Irish border.

Time for clarity from Michael D Higgins

There has been some surprise that President Michael D Higgins has yet to confirm whether he is prepared to seek re-election for another seven years this Autumn.

Anger over blocking of GAA broadcast

A considerable debate has taken place over the difficulties surrounding some cross-border broadcasting arrangements involving RTÉ, particularly when major sporting events are under way.

Arlene Foster's charm offensive

When Arlene Foster lets it be known that, in quick succession, she is attending a Muslim celebration, accepting an invitation to an LGBT event and considering a trip to the Ulster GAA final, it is fairly clear that something is stirring beneath the DUP’s normally austere surface.

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